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Understanding the Data Warehouse Architecture
Understanding the Data Warehouse Architecture
The Team Foundation reporting warehouse is a traditional data warehouse consisting of a relational database organized in an approximate star schema and an OLAP database built on top of the relational database. The following diagram shows the high-level architecture of the Team Foundation data warehouse and the relationships between the ...
Team Foundation Server SDK question
Team Foundation Server SDK question
If you know about Team Foundation Server, then you might know there is an Extensibility Kit that ships as part of the Visual Studio 2005 SDK. I am Francis Langlois, the lead technical writer for the Team Foundation Server SDK, which is under development. In the Team Foundation Server SDK, we will take parts of the Extensibility Kit and ...
Team Foundation Server in Workgroups and Active Directory Domains
Team Foundation Server in Workgroups and Active Directory Domains
Today we're previewing three more topics on Team Foundation Server: Trusts and Forests Considerations for Team Foundation Server, Unsupported Domain Configurations, and updated information about Managing Team Foundation Server in a Workgroup. Thanks to Brian Rodemann for posting a question about this on the forums!As always, comments are ...
Trusts and Forests Considerations for Team Foundation Server
Trusts and Forests Considerations for Team Foundation Server
IntroductionTeam Foundation Server provides a foundation for cross-group collaboration across different domains or even across different forests. You can make sure that the security and stability of the server and your domain by following some important guidelines. Optimally, the Team Foundation application tier and data tiers will be in the ...
Unsupported Domain Configurations
Unsupported Domain Configurations
IntroductionThe following Active Directory domain configurations are supported domain configurations for Team Foundation Server:·         Windows 2000 native mode·         Windows Server 2003 domain functional levelAll other domain configurations are ...
A Note About Moving a Team Project from One Server to Another
A Note About Moving a Team Project from One Server to Another
We are actively writing guidance with procedural information about exactly how to move a team project from one server to another. As a gentle reminder, we recommend that you upgrade to the RTM version of Team Foundation Server before you attempt to move your projects.We know this is a high-priority request from you all, and we will follow-on ...
Cool walkthrough Info on merging and branching
Cool walkthrough Info on merging and branching
I saw a really good post this morning from Vertigo Software (http://blogs.vertigosoftware.com/teamsystem/archive/2006/01/26/Branching_and_Merging.aspx#2027)and I figured it would help greatly in response to James' question regarding a walkthrough with scenarios for branching and merging.# re: Info on merging and branching What would ...
Minimum requirements for upgrading to Team Foundation Server
Minimum requirements for upgrading to Team Foundation Server
Feli writes: "# re: Team Foundation Server without Active Directory - there a minimum version that is require to run this Team Foundation Server? And do we need to upgrade to an Architecture licence as we are currently using MSDN Licence?"Feli,It's not necessary to upgrade to a Visual Studio Team Edition for Architects version. So that you can...
Team Foundation Server without Active Directory
Team Foundation Server without Active Directory
Ken recently asked the question: "Do we have documentation that I can review and send to a customer on provisioning users in a VSTF setup with no AD integration?"The answer (from our soon-to-be-released-and-therefore-preliminary-documentation):...Managing Team Foundation Server in a workgroup environment is possible but can present some ...
Managing Team Foundation Server in a Workgroup
Managing Team Foundation Server in a Workgroup
Managing Team Foundation Server in a workgroup environment is possible but can present some challenges. Active Directory environments are recommended for most Team Foundation Server deployments. If Team Foundation Server is to be deployed in a workgroup, it should only be deployed in workgroups with a very limited number of users and computers...